June’s YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow Review

YS: have developed yet another great product with YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow, I have recently purchased Number 11, a beautiful shade of Gold and looking absolutely gorgeous in it’s luxury packaging.

YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow

If you are looking for a Summer eye shadow or merely in need of something just a little bit special then I would not hesitate to recommend you take a look at this must have eye shadow.

It’s compact design means it will fit in any handbag and actually has the appearance of a lipstick or lip gloss within the branded YSL tube.  You will be blown away by the quick drying and no smudge application.

Product Overview

Product:  YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow
Shade:  Number 11 with Gold Tones
Price:  I paid £21 ($27 Approx)
Place I Purchased From: Debenhams (International Delivery Available)

The YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow, is a liquid formula, and is very manageable, with no mess or drips, you can pull the applicator straight from the container and apply onto the eye lid with no worries whatsoever.

I have read that it “lasts up to 16 hours”, and in my own experience I would agree that it does not fade throughout the day or smudge.  It’s longevity is a BIG plus for the more mature delicate eye area.

The Full Metal Eye Shadow is water based with added pearls of gorgeousness lending it’s appearance to a metallic look hence it’s title.

The available shades at the time of writing this post are:

All numbered from left to right, Number 11 is the second row, second from the right.

The packaging is in my opinion very sophisticated looking with the gold lid, with the traditional YSL Logo within a silver band.  you can monitor how much you are using, I like to know when I am nearing the end so that I can make another purchase without the risk of the running out.

The applicator is the right length for easy of use with a tilted tip and flat on one side again all very cleverly designed for efficiency.

My Guide For Use

My recommendation  would be to either apply the Full Metal Eye Shadow by using the applicator provided, or alternatively if you prefer, you could use a small eye shadow brush  Remember to dab any excess then apply over the whole of the eye lid right up to the crease Avoid taking it past there, (and up on to the brow bone), as it could look too full-on and creates the danger of highlighting those small lines and extra creases which we are hoping to draw attention away from.

Another option would be to apply the Full Metal Eye Shadow on top of an eye liner or pencil to soften up a harsh looking line or to merely add a touch of sparkle and dazzle.  Take a peek at my Best Eye Makeup for Summer post.

Application Tip: My recommendation would be that if you get too much of the product on the applicator then dab the excess on the back of your hand or a tissue, , I would rather build up light layers over one heavy application, just think, you can add more but removing is another matter entirely.

My Conclusion

The YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow, deliveries a very glam look that is long lasting, want smudge, is great for the over 50 age group and incredible value for money with many applications from one container.

Buy one now before the Summer is in full swing, I purchased mine last year and it took me through all four Seasons.

As always, It will be great to read your comments, feedback or questions, feel free to leave below.


  1. ellie June 10, 2017
    • June Danks June 14, 2017
  2. Ashley June 9, 2017
    • June Danks June 9, 2017
  3. teachexplorerun June 8, 2017
    • June Danks June 8, 2017

Leave a Reply